A Glimpse of Enchanted Wonder

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I am so excited to have Cybele Moon’s work at Commune Utopia.

Cybele or Hana creates a mythic portal with her photos and stories.

She draws you into a enchanted realm where you cannot help but find yourself in awe of this master storytellers art!

SAVE THE DATE:
Saturday, July 22 – 12pm

@ Commune Utopia

GALA ART PARTY–all welcome!

“Cybele Moon aka Hana Hoobinoo or the

Dune Mouse, and “not always here or there”

loves to wander in all worlds.

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“Cybele love stories.  She is drawn to both history and myth. “The Siren’s Bones” is inspired by the Celtic (and Icelandic) legend of the Selkie. “Tales of the Caravanserai” is based on travels through North Africa, and The Sacrifice of Smoke Jaguar is inspired by a journey through Central America.”

“In real life she photographs both dreamy landscapes and old stones, sometimes using an infrared camera. Her photos have been sold in art shops and displayed in a museum gallery – as well as a few galleries in the virtual world.”

“I have a mix of SL and RL in my photos. For me, there is only a fine line between perception and vision, and my work is constantly changing and evolving.”

Inara Pey once said:

“On first encountering Hana’s (Cybele’s) work, I was amazed by its ethereal power and beauty,  Her art is often a wonderful mix of the physical and the virtual, the two enticingly mixed to present not so much an image, but a tale; a place where the line between our perception of what is real and what is a dream becomes blurred,the two fading seamlessly into one another.  Her blogs and story writing are a joy to read.”

Read more of Cybele’s work on her blogs:

The Runes of the Gatekeeper’s Daughter: My travels and photography

or virtually yours at Desert Mice & Dreams

More of  Her gorgeous photography here on flicker

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 Gamine des rues –  Work of Cybele Moon

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“Late afternoon was Cybele’s favourite time. She loved to be with her grandmother. Often when her mother had locked her out she would go over to Mamie’s small flat. It was very dim inside the hallway and Cybele would take the key from Mamie’s hiding place, ride the lift and quietly open the door. She often found Mamie lying on the sofa with all the curtains drawn. Her grandmother suffered from migraine headaches. They were exacerbated by worry about her granddaughter running around the streets after school like a homeless waif. Mamie’s irresponsible daughter had all but abandoned the poor child. Little more than a child herself when she gave birth to Cybele, she had decided to pursue a career as a cabaret singer in Montmartre.’…….”

 

More of this story can be found here on Cybele’s blog.

Hope to see you at the opening

~owl

The O R I G I N A L S

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The O R I G I N A L S came to life in SL summer during 2008. A travelling group of varying artists. The premise is original thought, live and quality music. The brainchild of POL Arida & The Shippe who wanted to bring more original music to the masses of SL!

June 27th – Tuesday @ Commune Utopia

The O R I G I N A L S

8am Lexus Melodie

8:30 am Pol Arida

9 am Suzen Juel

9: 30 am Winston Ackland

Your Teleport to the gig

Lexus Melodie

is a British singer-songwriter whose performances combine great music, warmth of personality and a sense of humor in equal quantities. She has a voice that can melt hearts but never takes herself too seriously.

Lexus on Facebook

Pol Arida

Is an accomplished singer songwriter from Edinburgh UK.

Finalist in International songwriting competition in 2009 semifinalist in 2017

#5 on the new Scottish music charts.

His unique hammer Guitar style is wild and drives home his lyrics with each original piece he shares. The mind of Pol Arida is rocky terrain which leaks out his lyrical defense against a world gone mad. *listen

Pol Arida Website

Pol Arida Facebook

Suzen Juel

“I become overwhelmed with an emotion of sorts and it comes out through color or sound.”

Dirty, Sexy, Sultry stick in your head Lyrics.

Raw, earthy vocals.
Attention to the details of perception.

The depth of a true artist diving deep into personal experience, expressing through song.
Worth every listen you have…

Suzen shares glimpses of her soul through her Art and Music.

Her musical style is powerful, bold, sensual, earthy and wild love it!

Suzen Juel’s website

Suzen Juel Resistance facebook

I blogged a bit about Suzen here

I asked Winston -What do you love about Second Life?

Winston Ackland:

“I love the fingerprints of everyone who is on the grid, whether they build things, or build connections between people. here we are, from all over the world, wandering the grid, sharing experiences. though these experiences are virtual, we still share them. I love how SL makes me question what real is. “

Today Winston shares his thought provoking originals with us .. careful he has been known to make women swoon!

Winston Ackland isnt new to the music scene playing for over 20 years. His musical career bridged Sl and Rl when his cover of Lithium was used in The 20th century Fox film Marley and Me and again when Winstons cover of Psycho Killer was used in Oliver Stones Savages.

Winston;s Newest project is a collaboration between friends called Wonderland Diner.

Winston’s Calendar

Winston aka Bruce’s website

Bandcamp

Bruce Lash facebook

 

~ Thank you for stopping by owl

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Original Music in a Virtual World

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The O R I G I N A L S

Featuring on May 30th –  Tuesday

8am Winston Ackland

8:30am Pol Arida

9am Joe Paravane

9: 30 am The Vinnie Show

All this at Commune Utopia

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Live ORIGINAL music is alive in Second life daily!

This is my favorite aspect of Second life, going to hear live music in a virtual world.

Such a great way to hear so many talented people. Musicians often have studios in their homes and will stream their practice sessions or shows into Sl.

What a wonderful way to get your original music globally played.

People from all over the globe log into Second life to catch shows all day long.

I really enjoy unwinding after work with a live performance escaping into the creativity of many musicians.

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Winston Ackland isn’t new to the music scene playing for over 20 years.

His musical career bridged Sl and Rl when his cover of  “Lithium” was used in The 20th century Fox film “Marley and Me” and again when Winston’s cover of “Psycho Killer” was used in Oliver Stone’s “Savages”

Winston’s Newest project is a collaboration between friends called Wonderland Diner.

Winston on Bandcamp
Winston aka Bruce lash on Cd baby

Bruce lash On Last Fm

I interviewed Winston here  in 2015

Pol Arida‘s `Hammer` Guitar style is widely regarded as unique, where the guitar is hit hundreds of times per minute to produce a multi-instrument sound.

The Hitchcock of songwriting” Nick Cave
“One of the most unique Guitarists on the planet” NME
“out on his own as a songwriter” BBC Radio
“Pain in the Ass” His Mum
“When all around us appears false then the only thing left is to think.” POL

Pol on the web
Pol on You Tube

JOE PARAVANE ( Joe Rizzo)
San Francisco bay area singer songwriter ‘ Joe Paravane’ sings & performs acoustic finger-picking guitar mixing folk, rock, delta & ragtime styles.

All acoustic, no backing tracks, all live. Gibson J200 acoustic guitar with top of the line Neumann vocal microphone through warm tube preamps with professional studio sound quality and mix.

Joe also performs as a duo, trio and quartet all acoustic streamed live from his California studio. He performs with one of the real-life members of the Jerry Garcia Acoustic band, a stand up acoustic bassist and percussionist.
Joe on the web

My Blog Post about Joe

The Vinnie show was Winner of 2016 Avi choice for Favorite Acoustic and Original songs.

The Vinnie Show delivers you an hour of complete entertainment. Vinnie pours his heart and soul into every song and Live performance …. hoping to give something to each person in the audience.

The Vinnie Show is all about having fun together!

The Vinnie Show on Flickr

VInnies gigs – Google Calendar

Come on by Commune Utopia in Second Life

and Listen to some amazing musicians!

 thanks for stopping by

~ owl

The Winston Ackland Video is By Fuchsia NightFire

The Pol Arida Video is by POL

The Joe Paravane Video is by Robert69 Little

The Vinnie show Video By Robert69 Little

*Robert has many amazing videos saving the sounds of so many Second life Musicians I am so thankful he has kept this history for us all.

 

 

Pillow Talk – Red Flags

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Red Flags

Come to Pillow Talk Saturday May 20th @ 12pm
Our topic this time is Red Flags

“We all have these experiences when looking back we thought

” I should have seen this coming”

Often there where warning signs we overlooked.

What are lessons you learned from these experiences?

What for you is a Red Flag while dating in Second Life.

Let’s learn from one another and get wiser!”

This event is organized by Friends & Lovers

hosted at Commune Utopia

Here is your teleport to the meet up 

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My Red Flags for any situation is deceit.

If I feel like I am lied to or if I am lied to that is a huge huge red flag.

If someone misrepresents themselves to me I consider that a Red Flag.

Hiding things from me is a Red Flag communication is key.

For everything I try to listen with my body and mind.

Being mean is also a red flag.

In Second life trust is huge.

The layer of anonymous offers a sense of security.

Often the space of being anonymous opens us to reveal more of our selves on a personal level opening up to express things we hold back.

The freedom of expression and action in Second life can be enlightening.

With focus and insight, it is possible to work through issues that have held you back in life and knowing yourself.

Come on by Pillow Talk and join the discussion!

Your teleport

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Below are a few interesting or helpful links.

Caring Unlimited – Domestic abuse Red Flags

10 Relationship Red Flags – Psychology today

Red flags for a toxic Poly Relationship on Feral attraction blog

Intuition

Thank you

~ Owl

Jealousy & Compersion

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Come to Pillow Talk Saturday May 6th @ 12pm

Our topic this time is Jealousy and Compersion.

Join the conversation about

 strong emotional feelings and joy in a loved one’s happiness.

Listen and hear how other folks deal with similar emotions.

Voice or type

This event is organized by Friends & Lovers

hosted at Commune Utopia.

Here is your teleport to the meet up

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What is Compersion

Simple definition feeling joy in your loved one’s happiness with other people.

What is Jealousy

Simple definition feeling uncomfortable due to someone else being with your lover.

above video is from Conor McMillen and Brittany Taylor on their channel about inspiring authentic relationships,

This is sure to be an interesting and lively discussion.

I do hope you can come by and participate or listen.

I was going to ramble on with my experiences and thoughts but then realized I will save it for the pillow talk meet up.

See you there!

~ owl

blog posts I read for better understanding of compersion

caught in the cogs

huffington post

smarter love blogspot

polyamory diaries